My workmate Dan sent me this link which has helped me understand some of the real answers behind conservatism. I have always wondered why people woul buy into and support a dogma that is counter to their own self interests. The "Regan Democrat" phenomenon was the most boggling case of this recently. After reading this report, I have a better grasp on soem of the motivating factors.... But it still doesn't explain my sister-in-law :)
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